On today's episode of The Affogato Diaries we are using:
Tillamook Vanilla Bean ice cream
Cafe La Llave Espresso
Ice cold glass tumblers
WeeCubeMan went all out on this episode - he brought in a french press and glass tumblers as well as some hard core espresso. Ooh La La The Affogato Diaries are going fancy!
Glasses were put into the freezer for a few hours and he made sure the freezer was cranked up as cold as it could get to make sure the ice cream was solid. (That was totally key) I am pretty sure anything else in that freezer will stay solid for years now. Heh Heh.
This was a great ice cream too. It has the little frozen bits of ice in it that make it smooth yet crunchy and added a great texture to the affogato! I liked it better than the gelato.
Once the espresso was done, we got out the glasses and loaded in the ice cream.
Slowly pour a few tablespoons of espresso over the ice cream. We actually used a bit more but to each their own!
Because the ice cream was so solid, the espresso hardly melted it, which was a problem before. It was too soupy. This time, it stayed ice cream shaped and the espresso blended with it to make a very awesome affogato!
It thought it looked like a root beer float but with a higher kick and a really good taste. I really don't think I could drink espresso on it's own, but this was just refreshing and tasty!
High fives were had and then about 20 minutes later - the caffeine hit and bouncy bouncy!
Affogato scale of awesomeness a 10 being the best
First affogato: 4
Second affogato 7
Third affogato: 9.5 - there is always room for improvement but this was a solid awesome treat!
Fourth affogato: TBD
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious